Horses roam free in the grassy hills of Minecraft, but you can also make one be your trusty steed! Similar to the majority of the animals in Minecraft, horses can be tamed. If you’ve ever wanted to ride into battle on the back of a warhorse, you’ll have to befriend and tame one first. We’ll show you how to tame a horse in Minecraft!

How to Tame a Horse

Taming a horse is easy! First, you’ll need to find a horse. Horses come in all sorts of colors and markings, so you can pick your favorite. You can find horses in herds of two to six roaming around plains and savannas, so be sure to look around there if you’re in search of horses. One thing to note is that all horses in the herd will have the same color, but their markings will differ. Also, keep in mind that each horse has varying stats: health, movement speed, and jump height.

Once you’ve chosen your favorite horse, it’s time to tame it. Taming a horse is very simple — all you need to do is interact/use the horse with an empty hand, and you will attempt to mount it. The horse will let you ride it for a few seconds, then probably buck you off. Just interact with the horse again to re-mount it, and repeat this process until you see hearts come out of the horse.

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Voilà — you have tamed the horse! At this point, you can equip the horse with a saddle to be able to control it while you’re mounted, and you can also give it horse armor to protect it from hostile mobs. Horses are really fast, so they’re a great way to travel.

And that’s it! You have now tamed your own horse. If you have any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!

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